I am interested in art that, however indirectly, addresses social justice, environmental sustainability, and the public good. In my blog posts I plan to give exposure to artists who find creative ways to use their work as a way to cultivate dialogue about these issues.
I studied Art History at Scotland’s Univeristy of St. Andrews and currently teach at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. My articles, book reviews, and exhibition reviews have appeared in a variety of print and online publications and journals, including Michigan History Magazine, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Interdisciplinary Humanities, The Sixteenth Century Journal, Arthopper.org, and The College Art Association. I have also presented research on Barbara Hepworth, who I continue to admire for subtly using her art as medium to ultimately create a better society. Most of my current research involves exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Midwest and its continuing legacy.